Update at 11:18 a.m. — The man arrested last week after a car chase with Dryden police was violating an order of protection to stay away from a child he allegedly assaulted, records show.
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Frank T. Warner, 29, allegedly bit a three-month old child in the forearm around 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 13 while at the Tompkins County Courthouse in Ithaca, according to court documents.
The child’s mother, who Warner knows, was in the court for about 15 minutes with another woman and they both noticed the bite mark when they exited the courtroom.
The woman said in a statement that she noticed, “a substantial tooth imprint and redness.”
The mother said in a statement that Warner initially denied biting the baby but later told her, “I lost it. I was very frustrated and I bit (redacted). I am sorry.”
The next day, an official who visited the mother and child said the mark was still clearly visible.
Court documents show that the Ithaca Police Department charged him with second-degree assault on Nov. 18. An order of protection was issued demanding that Warner stay away from the child. The expiration date on the order was May 18, 2016.
DRYDEN, N.Y. — A man was taken into custody after a car chase with the Village of Dryden police and for resisting arrest, officials say.
Frank T. Warner, 29, is charged with misdemeanors for second-degree criminal contempt, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving.
Police said Warner violated an order of protection Friday requiring him to stay away from a child. It’s unclear why the order of protection was issued.
However, police said they found the child and the child’s mother at Warner’s home and escorted them back to the mother’s residence.
Warner was later found in his vehicle and led police on a brief chase as he drove to the mother’s home and then attempted to run inside the residence, police said, adding that he resisted arrest and fought with officers when he was taken into custody.
Warner was arraigned at the Freeville Court and a jail official said Tuesday morning that he is no longer in custody at the Tompkins jail.
Police said charges are also pending against the child’s mother.
This is a developing story.
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